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Hey! We are skulls

Silk, wood, acid dyes, platinum foil and metal
51 1/10 × 20 2/5 in
129.9 × 51.8 cm
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P
Phillips

Image 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm.)
Overall 51 1/8 x 20 3/8 in. (129.9 x 51.8 cm.)

This work is …

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Image 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm.)
Overall 51 1/8 x 20 3/8 in. (129.9 x 51.8 cm.)

This work is unique, and is accompanied by an artist's wood box.

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed, titled, inscribed and dated "May 2003 Hey! We are skulls Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki & Chiso [in Japanese]" lower right
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

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About the work
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P
Phillips

Image 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm.)
Overall 51 1/8 x 20 3/8 in. (129.9 x 51.8 cm.)

This work is …

Read more

Image 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm.)
Overall 51 1/8 x 20 3/8 in. (129.9 x 51.8 cm.)

This work is unique, and is accompanied by an artist's wood box.

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed, titled, inscribed and dated "May 2003 Hey! We are skulls Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki & Chiso [in Japanese]" lower right
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

Hey! We are skulls

Silk, wood, acid dyes, platinum foil and metal
51 1/10 × 20 2/5 in
129.9 × 51.8 cm
Bidding closed
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